As in the previous post where I mentioned a pet peeve, another one of mine is the seating at receptions.
I've been to some where people rushed to get as close to the bride and groom
as possible without giving any consideration to the older family members
who rightfully should sit up front.
So we all agreed that we would do seating with name cards.
But instead of just listing the tables as numbers, we decided to name the tables after locations on the Outer Banks!
The bridal party tables were Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head.
the bride and groom were Kitty Hawk, the location of the wedding.
the rest of the tables were..... Manteo, Hatteras, Pine Island, Corolla, Oregon Inlet, Buxton, Avon, Rodanthe and Ocracoke!
I think this just added another little personal touch.
We printed these on our printer, cut and then glued to heavy stock scrapbooking paper in one of the wedding colors.
For the name cards, we bought starfish and tied name cards to them with small twine.
After Jacquelyn and Bucky did their table assignments, then I just hand wrote them...giving them more of a personal touch.
Johnny made the sand tray that all of the starfish would stand up in.
we lined them up alphabetically so it would be easy for our guest to find their names!
We had this sitting in the foyer of the Pier House before you entered the main room
(photo credit to Aaron Williams)
wedding tip ... we could have ordered pre-printed table number cards and printed name tags. We also could have ordered the sand tray. But I'll tell ya, we would have spent about 5 times what we paid to do it ourself. Plus, I like the more personal touch by doing it ourself......and we had fun!!
Again, pick and choose where your money goes!